As Duquesne University's journal of arts and literature, :Lexicon is a student-run publication built to celebrate and encourage the arts and artists of Duquesne.
Having grown out of Duquesne's earlier journal, The Spiritan, :Lexicon has appeared each fall and spring semester since the fall of 2005. Through publishing the poetry, prose, drama, music, and visual art of Duquesne faculty, students, and alumni, :Lexicon promotes the arts through quality publications that showcase the vibrant spirit and talent of the extended Duquesne community.
:Lexicon's office is located on the sixth floor of College Hall, and the staff is composed of undergraduate and graduate students from across the university.
A limited number of issues are available each semester. Release parties are held at the end of each semester, and copies are then distributed around campus. Back-issues are available for reading at Gumberg Library, and a limited number of some issues are still available if you wish to contact the :Lexicon staff for interest in a given issue.
Interested in sharing your poetry or fiction? Wondering how an audience will receive that newly written monologue or personal essay? Just curious about what the Duquesne community is writing, and thinking about sharing your voice some time?
:Lexicon hosts Open Mic nights during the semester at the Barnes & Noble Café in the Power Center. All are welcome to come and present your work. Watch this space for information on the next Open Mic.
Editor of Lexicon Magazine
The Duquesne Publications Board is seeking applicants for the position of Editor of :lexicon, Duquesne's Journal of Arts and Literature. Applicant must be a current Duquesne student (undergraduate or graduate) able to take on a part-time campus position for the next two academic years. Full job responsibilities will begin in August of 2014, but the new Editor should plan to begin uncompensated training in Spring 2014.
Ideal Applicants should...
*have experience working on a literary magazine/journal
*have exemplary writing and leadership skills
*have an established interest in writing/arts
*be willing to commit to the position for two academic years
*be responsible and self-motivated
*be able and willing to take on responsibility for the journal s
budget, publication schedule, and meetings/events
Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV and a cover letter outlining their skills and interest to John Fried, :lexicon s faculty advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 6, 2013.
Join us for:
Lexicon Release Party
Tuesday, December 10
5:30-8:00 p.m., Souper Bowl
:lexicon's new issue will be available on Tuesday, December 10th! Come out to the Souper Bowl on 5th Ave. for issues, snacks, and an evening of amazing readings from this semester's artists and writers, along with readings from the Advanced Writing Students of Duquesne! Also, if you're a DU student, remember that Tuesday, Dec. 10 acts as a Friday, so even folks with Tuesday evening classes should be able to come out for the excitement! Snacks, seating and issues will be available at 5:30, and we'll start the reading at 6!
Editor: Jennifer L. Collins
Faculty Advisor: John Fried
Art Coordinator: Katie Auwaerter
Layout Editor: Kassie Jackson
Fiction Editors: Michael Laird and Allison Keene
Poetry Editor: Jeff Stoyanoff
If you're interested in getting involved with :Lexicon, all questions and submissions should be directed to email@example.com .
Please include in the body of your message what type of submission you have attached - i.e. poetry, non-fiction, etc.
For more information, go to the :Lexicon website: http://lexiconjournal.org/
All pictures are from the last Release Party, held at T.G.I. Fridays in the Consol Energy Center.